Griffin Dunne Makes Short “Blue Nights” Film

Griffin Dunne, the nephew of Joan Didion and himself an accomplished director, has made a short film of Didion reading aloud from her new memoir, Blue Nights.

Dunne describes it as “an audiobook for the eyes.” Visual interest is added by an array of family photographs which are cut together to illustrate Didion’s lines as she speaks them.

The Daily Beast notes that the film may be extended into a fully-fledged documentary “in the near future.” Two clips of the existing film have been released so far, which are embedded below.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

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